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Schools and families have just weeks left to submit nominations for the KM Bright Spark Awards and give budding young scientists the chance to enter the dragons’ den and win top prizes.

Last year’s champions Tonbridge Grammar School with their prize cheque and the dragons at the KM Bright Spark Awards 2016.

The deadline to submit primary or secondary pupils’ science projects for the contest is noon on June 2.

Projects eligible for entry require a team of pupils to use any of the following skills: maths, IT, science, electronics, engineering, and design and technology.

The competition categories include the themes of Innovation, Investigation and Invention.

Those selected to take part in the exciting dragons’ den-style final will be filmed in advance in school to show the detail of the project. This will be screened at the event before the youngsters take to the stage to describe their creation and field questions from a panel of dragons – made up of leading business people involved in the world of science and engineering.

Pupils will compete for the chance to win trophies and ‘money can’t buy’ experience prizes plus the overall champs will receive £500.

Simon Dolby of the KM Charity Team which is organising the event said: “The KM Bright Spark Awards are a great way to encourage the next generation of scientists, mathematicians, engineers and entrepreneurs. I encourage all schools and pupils to participate in this unique opportunity.”

The panel of judges, or dragons, will include representatives from Astro Communications Ltd, Benenden Hospital Trust, Integrated Technologies Ltd, Pfizer, Golding Vision, Prendon Panels Ltd, BAE Systems, Global Associates, and Megger.

Projects can be nominated by pupils, parents, teachers or other members of school staff. Simply click HERE and complete the form.

To promote the KM Bright Spark Awards in your school, use the toolkit available at this link: http://sforce.co/2pvVv5n

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